Just yesterday Henrik Stenson reached a milestone with the biggest payoff in golf.
The Swede player held off a brief challenge versus rookie Jordan Spieth and closed with a 2-under 68 to win the Tour Championship by three shots over the 20 year-old and Steve Stricker.
Stenson also captured the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. The pro player earned $1.44 million for winning the tournament.
Spieth truly made an impression on YouWager experts on his remarkable rookie season. The Dallas native was the youngest player in Tour Championship history and managed to ran off four straight birdies on the back nine at East Lake and pulled within one shot of Stenson with his 10-footer on the 16th.
Spieth closed with a 64, while Stricker had a 65.
Stenson, who finished at 13-under 267, became the first European to come out victorious in the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.
The Tour Championship was the 37 year-old’s second win in three tournaments of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Tiger Woods, the No. 1 seed going into the Tour Championship, was unable to recover from his 73-71 start. Also 37 years old, Woods closed with a 67 to tie for 22nd, his worst finish ever at East Lake, and wound up second in the FedEx Cup. That still was worth a $3 million bonus.
Woods obtained the PGA of America’s points-based award for player of the year, and he captured the PGA Tour money title and the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring title. Next up is a vote of the players for PGA Tour player of the year. The California native is the heavy favorite for many online sports wagering fans with five wins in 2013.
Stenson is now the fifth player to win his debut at the Tour Championship, a list that starts with Tom Watson when the elite 30-man field began in 1987. The 4x PGA Tour winner also became the first player to go wire-to-wire without ties since Watson.